Catalyst Production Suite

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General information

  • Category: Video editing
  • Version: 2018.2
  • Last update: Sep 28, 2018
  • OS: Windows Mac
  • License: trial

What is Catalyst Production Suite?

Catalyst Production Suite offers a great video editing tool Catalyst Edit and an app designed to manage and convert video files Catalyst Prepare. Both applications are available for Windows and Mac OS.

Catalyst Edit is an app designed to work with 4K, Sony RAW and HD video files. Video editor offers access to all needed tools for quick and fun movie development.

Catalyst Edit build-in plugins allows you to do things like color correction, adding text, creating masks, correct the white balance, stabilize the footage and much more. Huge advantage of the editor is support for OpenFX technology. All applied effect can be controlled using keyframes on timeline.

Screenshot of Catalyst Production Suite software running on Windows 10.

Catalyst Edit offers also many tools for sound editing, allows you to import multimedia with build-in browser, quick edit clips on timeline using available tools and much more. Catalyst Production Suite comes also with Catalyst Prepare.

Using this tool you can manage all files on local hard drivers or lan network, or color correct files before sending them on timeline to Catalyst Edit.

Catalyst Production Suite supports all popular file formats like Sony RAW 4K, Sony RAW 2K, XAVC Long, XAVC Intra, XAVC S, XDCAM 422, XDCAM SR (SStP), DNxHD, ProRes (OS X), AVC H.264/MPEG-4, AVC/AAC (MPEG-4), AVCHD, HDV, DV, XDCAM MPEG IMX, JPEG, PNG, WAV, and MP3.

Catalyst Production Suite download

You can download Catalyst Production Suite 2018.2 for Windows Mac.

Version history

New features and improvements added to the newest version of software are available in Catalyst Production Suite changelog where you can find all highlights from the official release notes.

Catalyst Production Suite 2018.2

  • Added support for DXVA2 decoding of AVC/H.264 clips on NVIDIA GPUs that utilize DXVA2 decoding. Supported computers will see improved processing performance for decoding AVC/H.264 video files.
  • Right-clicking a marker now displays the Marker popup.
  • The Waveform/Histogram/Vectorscope monitors now stack vertically in the Video window when using Split or 2 Up preview mode.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when opening XAVC Intra clips with 24- or 32-channel audio.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when reading some AVC clips with malformed metadata.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to crash when using an Intel video processing device.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Catalyst Render Process to remain running in the background, preventing further render operations, after canceling an XDCAM IMX render.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the application to open the previously opened project when double-clicking a project file.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the S and Ctrl+B shortcuts from splitting clips in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent a video plug in color picker from sampling red.
  • Fixed a display inconsistency that could occur when adjusting positioning controls in video effects.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the marker name from being copied in the Marker popup in some cases (macOS only).
  • Fixed a bug that prevented you from copying and pasting video effect position rectangles between clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in inconsistent scrolling in the Audio channels section of the Render Project dialog.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause audio distortion in clips with 24-bit, big-endian format audio.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause incorrect color management for non-RAW video files that indicate linear gamma.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent some plug-ins from recognizing a comma as a decimal separator in localized versions of the application.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the Mute button on a track to be deselected after clicking the Solo button.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent the Project menu from displaying correctly when the secondary preview window was enabled (macOS only).
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the loop bar from being displayed when double-clicking some long clips.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the timeline to scroll unexpectedly in some cases after scrolling and zooming.
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent you from adjusting clip fades after changing the rate of the clip in some cases.

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